Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Call for proposals

The 2015 Quint State conference committee is seeking proposals that reflect multiple dimensions and factors families and individuals experience throughout their lives. The theme for this year's conference is "Development Across the Lifespan". The conference committee seeks proposals from a wide variety of topics that highlight research, theory, practice, and policies that examine and consider the lifelong development process as well as key milestones or developmental time periods. We look forward to reviewing proposals covering the full lifespan from infancy to gerontology. We do not require research analyses to be complete and invite students to submit working papers on which they would like feedback. 

Criteria for proposals:
1. Proposals can be quantitative qualitative or mixed methods. Projects can also focus on literature reviews, analysis of methods, or intervention in teaching.
2. Proposal should reflect the theme "Development Across the Lifespan".
3. Proposals for poster presentations and traditional presentations should have completed analyses by the time of presentation at Quint State.
4. Proposals for roundtable discussions can still be in development or analysis stages.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Which presentation is right for me?

We will begin accepting presentations for Quint State 2015 in just a few short days!

Quint State has three types of presentations: posters, round tables, and presentations. Each type of presentation offers a chance to develop your research and receive feedback from your peers. So which one should you apply for?

What is it?
A poster created of already completed work. Usually posters are 24" by 48" and provide a brief summary of the purpose, methods, results, and discussion of a research project. We will be accepting research and non-research posters. A research poster may be qualitative or quantitative and will provide information about the study completed and results found. A non-research poster can be a theoretical concept or a proposed intervention or technique. Posters will be displayed for an hour. During that time students and faculty will review the posters and ask questions of the presenters. It's a great way to find future collaborators.
Who should apply?
If you've got research project done or a great theoretical idea to share but aren't sure you're ready for a full 20 minute presentation, this is a great option. This is also great practice for anyone planning to take a posters to a larger conference like NCFR.

Round tables:
What is it?
A shorter presentation of a research project that is currently in progress or about to begin. After a brief presentation (about 5 minutes) students and faculty will provide feedback and ideas for the continuation of the research. Ideally presenters have a list of questions or areas that would like feedback.
Who should apply?
Currently working on a project but want feedback on the next steps? A round table is a wonderful choice.

What is it?
Like a typical conference presentation, this is an opportunity to present a completed research project. The presenter will have 20 minutes to present their research then 10 minutes for feedback and questions.
Who should apply?
If you've got a completed research project and want a chance to practice a full conference present ion and to receive feedback from your peer submit a presentation proposal!

Here to submit a proposal? Click here

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Quint State 2015: Development Across the Lifespan

This year's conference theme is Development Across the Lifespan. This theme reflects our department's belief that the development is a life long process and a womb to tomb perspective gives the richest understanding of the human experience. We also hope this year's theme will encourage students to submit a variety of proposals.

Additionally the goal of Quint State 2015 is practicing professionalism and developing collaboration. It is our hope that each student will leave the conference with two things gain. 1. Having had a chance to practice their professional skills (presentation, networking, etc.). 2. Having found at least one person to collaborate with on a future project.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Quint State Timeline

September 25th, 2014: Website goes live and proposal submissions are available.

October 31, 2014: Proposal submissions are closed.

November 15, 2014: Registration opens

December 1, 2014: All proposals will be given a decision.

December 15, 2014: Registration closes.

January 15, 2015: All conference participants will be notified of housing.

February 26 - 28, 2015: Quint State 2015 at University of Georgia.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What is Quint State?

Welcome to the official blog for Quint State 2015! Hopefully if you're reading this you're planning to join in Athens, GA for the 39th Annual Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development, also known as Quint State. 

Quint State is an annual conference for graduate students by graduate students. It is composed of five southeastern schools: University of Georgia, University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Auburn University, and University of North Carolina.  Five universities hence the nickname Quint State. The formal name for the conference is the Southeastern Symposium on Child and Family Development.  The University of Georgia is excited to be hosting this year's conference! 

Typically the conference takes place in late February (keep checking back here for more updates) and it is student-focused. Students submit proposals that are then reviewed by students. Proposals are accepted and presented to more students (sensing a theme here?). The conference will take place Thursday evening to Saturday early afternoon. There is no registration fee and UGA will offer the option to stay with other students so you don't even need to worry about a place to sleep. 

The goal of Quint State is to encourage student collaboration and professional development. It is the goal of this year's conference that every one will find at least one other colleague to work with on a future project. Additionally presenting to a group of students is a great chance to run through a presentation and receive feedback from a sympathetic audience.